Bandage helps rebuild broken bones

Positive.News – Researchers at King’s College London have developed a material that they claim speeds up the healing process for people suffering with severe bone fractures.

The bandage-like biomaterial material is coated in a protein used by the body for growth and repair. The bandage is then stuck to fractures like a plaster and, according to researchers, enhances the bone’s natural ability to heal.

The breakthrough could lead to fewer complications and better outcomes for serious injuries, according to researchers at King’s.

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